Are you looking for a Freelance Activewear Designer?

My name is Jon Mitchell and I am a freelance fashion designer based near Manchester in the UK. I've worked with many big-name brands and specialise in activewear, lifestyle clothing, and performance apparel. I graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Menswear Fashion Design and worked for Moss Bros, Bench, Puma, Next, and Umbro. My years of experience and expertise have also lead me to work on design projects with Adidas, Ellesse, Ecko Unltd, Neil Barrett, Dare2b, and a whole host of exciting up and coming labels.

I currently work as a Fashion Designer for clients across the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. My design agency has won awards for Best Men's Fashion Design Studio UK.

JMitchellDesign has been a driving force in startup multi-product fashion brands since 2017. Working across activewear, sportswear, performancewear, equestrian, sustainable fashion, and lifestyle sectors.

If you need someone to help with your fashion brand on design and tech packs then I'm here for you.


See below for more information on the fashion services that I can provide.

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Performance Fashion Design Services

J Mitchell Design Agency offers the following Fashion Design services:


  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Powerpoint Presentations

  • Google Docs

  • Microsoft Office

  • Apparel Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Product Development

  • Tech Packs

  • Fashion Illustration

  • Multi-product

  • Eco-friendly/Sustainable

  • Menswear

  • Womenswear

  • Outerwear

  • Activewear

  • Lifestyle

  • Sportswear

  • Trend Analysis

  • Mood Boards

  • Textiles

  • Denim

  • Brand Development

  • Manufacturing and Sampling

  • Fashion E-Commerce Websites

  • Kidswear

  • Fashion Consultation

  • Fittings

  • Fashion Product Development

  • Equestrian Products

  • Tactical Body Armour

  • Print Design

  • Zoom Meetings

  • Design Studio Meetings


"I’ve worked with JMitchelldesign for several different seasonal clothing collections. As a salesman looking after Key National account’s JMD’s designs were strong and contributed hugely to my turnover targets. Jon is an experienced designer having worked for global brands with portfolio of successes to share with potential clients."

Jof Harrison, Key Accounts Manager Dare 2b/Regatta - Google review

Why hire an Activewear Design Freelancer?

Using freelance workers makes good business sense. Paying a contractor for work as it is needed is better than paying for a full-time member of staff. No sick pay, no holiday pay, no payroll headache. Freelance Fashion Designers have their own tools, are skilled, and crucially can be hired for short-term projects. A flexible freelancing workforce is essential in the current business climate, where international freelancing has opened up a world of self-employed staff ready to be hired.

Independent contractors are often available at exceptionally short notice to execute tasks that your in-house team may not be able to perform. Hiring a freelancer can save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches. Freelancers can bring in fantastic external talent and fresh ideas at an affordable price.

What does a Fashion Designer do?

A fashion designer's primary role is to create computer-aided designs (CAD) of a clothing range plan. This will either by from a client concept, or from within their own interpretation of current trends. Trends can be influenced by catwalks of the haute couture fashion houses or the streets of cities worldwide. 

The design process starts with the concept, and final products can be months away, so predicting trends of fashionable styles, colours, and fabrics is essential. Often designers would attend fashion tradeshows, or monitor apparel trend reports.

The usual design process starts with a mood board and rough sketches by hand, then uploaded to a computer for ease of necessary adjustments. Next, the range plans are viewed to create collections ready for garment sampling. When the range is decided the fashion designer will create tech packs that can be sent to pattern cutters or direct to a factory for sampling.

Fashion designers are often employed to design a range of menswear, womenswear, and childrenswear apparel. This could range from underwear to outerwear and accessories for startup fashion labels or well-established fashion brands, for either summer or winter clothing. With the rising popularity of online fashion brands, there is also now a need to drop new products and collections monthly to keep collections looking fresh and new.

Usually, an inhouse fashion designer would manage the full product creation process from paper to samples. Producing mood boards, CADs, and tech packs. A Fashion consultant usually provides information on the process and offers ideas but has less control over the apparel design process, graphic designers focus mainly on the images and graphic design aspect, while stylists are used at the end of the process to give the look to how the customer how the look can be achieved.

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